Archive for: June, 2013

What does YPFP mean to you?

We asked members what being a part of YPFP meant to them. Here’s what they said….

MEP calls for G8 pledge on ending extreme poverty

Irish MEP Gay Mitchell has urged the G8 to agree to end extreme poverty by 2030.

Barroso says EU-US trade negotiations can be a ‘game changer’

The launch of comprehensive trade talks with Washington could be a “game changer” for both the EU and US, according to European commission president José Manuel Barroso.

Commissioner welcomes new rules for EU asylum seekers

European home affairs commissioner Cecilia Malmström has welcomed parliaments decision to update the existing ‘inefficient, dysfunctional and unfair’ system governing asylum seekers in the EU.

Freedom of press is essential for democracy says MEP

ALDE MEP Marietje Schaake has said a free pluralist media is essential for democracy, and the EU should aspire to protect the ‘free word’.

Group leaders condemn closure of ERT

The leaders of parliament’s S&D, Greens/EFA and ALDE groups have condemned the decision by Greek prime minister Antonis Samara’s to close the nation’s state owned broadcaster ERT.

MEPs agree tough new rules for extractive companies

The European parliament’s ‘historic’ vote on new rules for oil, gas, mining and logging companies will help the global fight against corruption, according to stakeholders and MEPs.

Mixed reactions for commission action plan on steel

The European commission’s long awaited action plan, intended to deliver a “promising future” for the bloc’s steel industry, has received mixed reactions from MEP’s and stakeholders.

MEPs express anger over commission’s reaction to Prism revelations

Swedish deputy Christian Engström has accused the European commission of failing to take the US Prism programme revelations seriously.

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